Here are the details:
When: Thursday, November 26, 2015
What time: The kid’s race is first at 8:30. The 5-mile run starts at 9a and the 2-mile walk/run at 9:10a.
Where: Oak Hills Elementary School at 2625 NW 153rd Ave in Beaverton
Register: Day of Race only, starting at 7:30a. You can follow along with any announcements on the Oak Hills Turkey Trot facebook page here.
This is not a chip-timed race, but that hasn’t stopped speedy participants from coming in past years. Everyone who signs up is entered into a raffle, where you can win great prizes from community sponsors or even a pie.
When you arrive, head around to the back of the school to the covered play area with your donations. Trade them in for a bib and then you can just relax outside or head back to your car if you’d like. The organizers have done a great job in the past of ordering a good number of porta-potties; and if you are bringing any little ones, there is of course a playground.
The 5-miler race starts on the road to the side of the school (Norwich Ave.) and heads to Oak Hills Drive, joining up with Perimeter Drive to make the loop. Those in the longer race will do this loop twice, coming in from the opposite direction (on NW 153rd) to finish on a service road that leads back to the play area behind the school. A flagged finish chute, arch, and timing clock will make it obvious where to go!
After the 5-milers are off, the 2-mile participants will start to line up. The ten-minute gap allows for plenty of time for a last-minute bathroom break. The route for the 2-mile walk/run starts out going the same direction on Norwich but then turns the other way at NW Oak Hills Drive. This route doesn’t make a full loop, but instead follows Perimeter to NW 153rd and then back to the school.
I will be there, running the 5-miler; but I’m even more excited to see how my daughter does with the kids race. She’s only three and a half, so if the 1/2-mile gets too long for her, she’ll just run one loop of the playground path; but all kids get a ribbon which is sure to make her day!